Workers Memorial Day

Workers Memorial Day, established April 28, 1970, is now an international day of remembrance of workers killed in incidents at work, or by diseases caused by work, or suffered serious injury at work. Annually on April 28th Workers Memorial Day events are held throughout the world. Manufacturing / Production is listed as one of the Top 5 occupations with the largest number of workplace injuries resulting in days away from work. While safety is ultimately your employers’ responsibility, we must each decide to make safe choices every day. (Sources: Work Place Council) 

On this day I ask you to please take a moment to reflect on the memory of all the workers who have lost their lives. Also remember all who suffered serious injury while on the job. We want everyone to go home to their families and friends at the end of each and every workday, the same way we came in at the beginning of our shift. Make it a daily reminder to ourselves and our coworkers to Stay Safe and Healthy.

In Solidarity, Gary Holmes, Local 933 President